Athletes from across the globe flock to Eilat for Israman

Petr Vabrousek of the Czech Republic guaranteed on Wednesday he would win Israman Negev Eilat for a third straight year this Friday.

January 30, 2015 01:04
1 minute read.
THE ISRAMAN Negev Eilat competition

THE ISRAMAN Negev Eilat competition, which takes place today, gives participants a real perspective on the beauty of southern Israel. (photo credit: TIM CARLSON)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Petr Vabrousek of the Czech Republic guaranteed on Wednesday he would win Israman Negev Eilat for a third straight year this Friday.

Over 1,600 athletes, an increase of 400 from last year, from 26 countries will take part in the many events, including the Ironman triathlon, which consists of a 3.8 kilometer swim, 180 km bike ride and a full marathon (42.2 km).

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Vabrousek won last year in a time of 9:55.30 hours and his main rival this time around is expected to be Sergio Marques of Portugal.

“I beat Vabrousek a few months ago in a long-distance triathlon championship and I hope I beat him again,” said Marques on Wednesday.

“Petr has an advantage as he knows the route, but I hope to surprise him.”

As well as the main event, there will also be a half distance competition (swim – 1.9 km, bike – 91 km, run - 21.1 km) and a relay race in which three athletes will team up, each contesting one of the legs.

There will also be several competitions for children aged 8-15, making Israman Negev Eilat an event for the entire family.

The races will all end at a special finish line set up opposite Royal Beach Hotel, with the main competitions to last from 4.5 to 17 hours.

Related Content

July 18, 2018
Rivlin and Kahlon inspect Kalandiya crossing